False Kings and Foolish Czars



The silence of time 

Will eventually bury mankind 

How many false Kings 

And foolish Czars 

Have destroyed our peaceful yards 


How many crumbling bricks 

Live in your castle walls? 

How foul are the deadly waters 

That fill your castle moats? 

How many old bridges 

Have you foolishly burnt down? 


How many shallow graves 

Do we have to dig? 

Before cemeteries overflow 

How many bloody floods 

Do we have to endure? 

Before the final curtain falls  






Ivor Steven (c) June 2022

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

29 thoughts on “False Kings and Foolish Czars”

  1. Perfect poem and song pairing, Ivor!
    I must say listening to that song while reading your poem brought tears to my eyes. The message, images, and emotions in your poem are so powerful. ‘Tis an important poem.
    (((HUGS)))
    PS…Poets of the Fall have an amazing sound! I so enjoy them!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn .. I listen to the β€œPoets” a lot … and the song 🎢 had a big influence on the ideas behind the writing of this poem .. Which also gave me the title to my poem β€œFalse Kings” and I added β€œFoolish Czar’s” and then my words and thoughts flowed on from there πŸ’•πŸ˜ŠπŸŒπŸŽΆπŸ€”

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    1. Thank you Cindy … protest words are echoing around the world … hopefully they are growing loud enough to be heard through those castle walls … πŸŒπŸ’™πŸ“˜πŸ’›β˜Ί

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    1. Thank you thoughtful and interesting comments … I always appreciate your input .. and Poets Of The Fall, are a great Finnish group .. πŸŒπŸ˜πŸ’›πŸ’™

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    1. Thank you Dwight … just some thoughts/protest words, that are echoing arounds the world … maybe they will hear the people shouting out from inside their Castle walls

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    1. Thank You Kim … I’m a great fan of “Poets Of The Fall” and their song title ‘False Kings’ inspired my poem … I added ‘and Foolish Czars’, and then the words seemed to flow .. xx

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